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Remembering Madiba: 10 pictures of Nelson Mandela
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Politics and Society Remembering Madiba: 10 pictures of Nelson Mandela

Today the world commemorates the birth and legacy of a giant, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black and democratically elected president, who served from 1994 to 1999. Mandela’s great achievements and legacy cannot be adequately described in words, we look at some important moments in Madiba’s life captured on camera in these 10 pictures.

The African passport is finally here
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Politics and Society The African passport is finally here

The African Union (AU) has finally launched the long-awaited African passport as part of the bloc’s 2063 Agenda. The passport was launched during opening of the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. While the launch of the African passport is a welcome development, there are concerns whether AU member states will soon begin producing the African passport in accordance with their visa policies. We look at social media reactions on issuance of the African passport.

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Politics and Society Zimbabwe: Evan Mawarire #ThisFlag movement leader arrested and ‘charged with inciting violence’

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested Evan Mawarire, a pastor, who started #ThisFlag, a social media campaign, which encourages citizens to speak on poor governance, the ailing economy corruption and poverty in the country. Mawarire who has called for a two-day stay-away scheduled to start tomorrow is one of the activists who masterminded the recent mass stay-away/shutdown Zimbabwe protest.

Tanzania:  30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves
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Politics and Society Tanzania: 30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves

Tanzania has passed a provision, which stipulates that men who impregnate or marry schoolgirls will face 30 years in prison as part of the government’s commitment to fight and prevent child marriage. The country has one the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world, and to eliminate the scourge, the government has resolved to take tougher measures in the form of lengthy jail terms to protect school-girls.

Africa mourns Elechi Amadi: Tributes pour in for Nigerian literary giant
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Lifestyle Africa mourns Elechi Amadi: Tributes pour in for Nigerian literary giant

Africa has lost one of its great writers, renowned Nigerian author, Elechi Amadi, popularly known for his debut masterpiece, The Concubine, which is widely considered his magnum opus. Amadi was born in Nigeria in 1934 and passed away on the 29th of June 2016. He was 82 years old. Amadi, indeed leaves an indelible mark and a great legacy, which will continue to inspire African writers. May he rest in perpetual peace.